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15th Dec '15 2:55:50 PM margdean56
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A couple or several couples are ready to get married, but they're not allowed to (probably because someone's [[ParentalMarriageVeto parents won't allow]]) because someone else's nuptials (usually an older sister's) have to take place first. This can cause delightful complication if a lesser priority couple needs to AltarTheSpeed. SettleForSibling is often the result of this.
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A couple or several couples are ready to get married, but they're not allowed to (probably because someone's [[ParentalMarriageVeto parents won't allow]]) allow it]]) because someone else's nuptials (usually an older sister's) have to take place first. This can cause delightful complication if a lesser priority couple needs to AltarTheSpeed. SettleForSibling is often the result of this.
8th Dec '15 9:58:18 AM HighCrate
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* In ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', the '90s SettingUpdate to ''Theater/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', a strict father will not allow his social butterfly of a younger daughter to date until his iconoclastic older daughter does.

** See also ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', the '90s SettingUpdate.
26th Sep '15 4:57:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OnceUponAMattress'', a law forbids anyone in the kingdom from marrying before Prince Dauntless does.
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* In ''OnceUponAMattress'', ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'', a law forbids anyone in the kingdom from marrying before Prince Dauntless does.
20th May '15 10:54:30 PM JoeMerl
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* One of ''TheBradyBunch'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Marcia explains this problem to a random male stranger she meets...resulting in a [[FourthDateMarriage Fourth Date Double Marriage]] with Jan and her beau.
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* One of ''TheBradyBunch'' movies has the parents reluctant to officially approve Jan's marriage plans because Marcia is single. Naturally this puts Marcia in an akward position, as she explains this problem to a random male stranger she meets...resulting in meets shortly thereafter...and, naturally, this begins a relationship [[FourthDateMarriage Fourth Date Double Marriage]] with Jan and her beau.a double wedding soon ensues]].
17th Mar '15 5:53:49 PM Bissek
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* In the climax of ''Film/ThePirateMovie'', the female lead gets hit with this, so she starts randomly pairing her older sisters with the various pirates and police officers who had been fighting only minutes before.
31st Dec '14 10:33:10 AM nombretomado
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* Found frequently throughout the works of JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married.
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* Found frequently throughout the works of JaneAusten.Creator/JaneAusten. Though it is not required, it is considered highly improper if the daughters do not marry in order of their birth - the only time it's acceptable is if the older sister slips into the category of "Old Maid" [[ChristmasCake around age twenty-three]]. Furthermore, it's considered unusual (as in ''PrideAndPrejudice'') to have the youngest daughter (of five) "out" (accepted as grown-up and eligible for marriage) before the eldest is married.
3rd Aug '13 6:36:28 PM Seanette
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* Cristabel, the "hottie" in ''Film/TheHottieAndTheNottie'', self-imposes this trope: She won't even think about having a relationship until her best friend, the [[TheGrotesque hideously ugly]] June Phigg, has a boyfriend.

* Cristabel, the "hottie" in ''Film/TheHottieAndTheNottie'', self-imposes this trope: She won't even think about having a relationship until her best friend, the [[TheGrotesque hideously ugly]] June Phigg, has a boyfriend.
29th Jun '13 11:32:14 PM illegalcheese
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* If you and your fiance get engaged around the same time as close mutual friends or relatives, someone will almost certainly have to wait, unless they agree to go for a double wedding option. This is not only to avoid Claire and Dan upstaging AliceAndBob, but also because of the expense the mutual friends and family would have regarding wedding gifts, bridesmaid dresses, etc.
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* If As a matter of basic thoughtfulness, if you and your fiance get engaged around the same time as close mutual friends or relatives, someone will almost certainly have to wait, unless they agree to go for a double wedding option. This is not only to avoid Claire and Dan upstaging AliceAndBob, but also because of the expense the mutual friends and family would have regarding wedding gifts, bridesmaid dresses, etc.
9th Jun '13 6:30:14 PM Seanette
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fixing redlink
* A variation in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. This is a world where men are so rare that they marry every sister in a family, sisters who themselves are descended from several different women. After the disastrous marriage to [[HotGuysAreEvil Keifer]], the Queens tell their eldest surviving daughter, who is very much in love, that the princesses can only marry the boy if ''all'' of her living of-age sisters agree to marry him. Since one has been missing for months and another is [[DoesNotLikeMen too put off by Keifer to consider it]], Ren has a hard time of it.
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* A variation in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. This is a world where men are so rare that they marry every sister in a family, sisters who themselves are descended from several different women. After the disastrous marriage to [[HotGuysAreEvil [[HotGuysAreBastards Keifer]], the Queens tell their eldest surviving daughter, who is very much in love, that the princesses can only marry the boy if ''all'' of her living of-age sisters agree to marry him. Since one has been missing for months and another is [[DoesNotLikeMen too put off by Keifer to consider it]], Ren has a hard time of it.
13th May '13 8:35:49 AM Lophotrochozoa
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* The UrExample is Jacob's story in Literature/TheBible, which play with this trope in that while Jacob wants younger daughter Rachel, Laban wants to marry off older daughter Leah off first, [[TenchiSolution so tricks Jacob into marrying both of them in succession]], [[ManipulativeBastard securing seven more years of Jacob's labor for Rachel]].
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* The UrExample is Jacob's story in Literature/TheBible, which play with this trope in that while Jacob wants younger daughter Rachel, Laban wants to marry off older daughter Leah off first, [[TenchiSolution [[{{Polyamory}} so tricks Jacob into marrying both of them in succession]], [[ManipulativeBastard securing seven more years of Jacob's labor for Rachel]].
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